Raised in Cherry Hill (R.I.C.H.)

I’ve always wanted to be a good writer but no matter how hard I practiced or read many writing books/articles, my writing never improved. It wasn’t that I didn’t understand the material, I just...

Assuring a world class public education for all of America’s children

America’s children will return to school later this month, eager to learn.  We all have both a moral and very practical interest in helping them succeed. As a nation, we believe that providing the...

Trump’s Racism Fuels His Popularity

It appears that every time Donald Trump unleashes another vile, racist or hateful  diatribe, the more his support grows among his Republican base. "Just in the past few days, Mr. Trump has repeated the lie...

Talk is no Substitute for Action

Have you ever seen a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taking part of a panel discussion? It’s likely he didn’t have time if he were asked. It’s also likely that in the...

Restoring Trust in the Police

Here in Baltimore, our work to restore the public’s trust in our police officers – so essential to effective public safety – continues. With the full support of Baltimore’s elected and appointed leaders and civil...

Do the Right Thing

By Ken Morgan, Special to the AFRO I do not defend or condemn Adam Jackson regarding the rape or physical abuse charges reported in the AFRO last week. Women do possess the right to say...

George E. Curry…Two Lawyers’ Groups Have Reservations about Kagan

Although the NAACP and Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network have enthusiastically endorsed Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, two key legal groups have so far refrained from endorsing the former Harvard law dean amid...

Ruling on Black Colleges Presents Maryland with Stark Choice

The state of Maryland faces a stark choice with respect to its treatment of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). A federal court recently ruled that Maryland’s educational policies are unconstitutional and violate the...

How Black Families Can Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is diagnosed when a seemingly healthy baby dies suddenly for unexplained reasons. SIDS mostly occurs during sleep, and remains the leading cause of death for babies one to 12...

The Supreme Court’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Scam

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that the Court's conservative majority and the larger conservative movement pretended were about "religious freedom." In one case, involving the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores...

Boko Haram is a Cancer on Africa

Eliminating a cancer of Africa, the terrorist group of Boko Haram, is a global necessity and has been recognized as such by President Barack Obama. For the complete elimination of a cancer to be...

Clinton and Trump Point America in Two Very Different Directions

Residents in the District of Columbia voted in the last primary on Tuesday. Bernie Sanders vows to make the case to superdelegates that he is the best choice to take on Donald Trump, as...

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